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7 Things You Can Do on Friday to Make Monday Awesome

End the week on a high

Plan to show someone your appreciation. Execute your gesture of gratitude after you arrive Monday morning. You'll be excited all weekend about making that person's week start out positively.

You could pick someone in your office you feel grateful for and plan nice gesture such as a thoughtfully worded thank-you email, a small bunch of flowers, or a gift card to the recipient's favorite coffee place.

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